Proceedings of The world conference on Future of Education
Innovative Methodology for Blended Learning Education
Sia Valentinova Tsolova
The goal of this paper is to present the results from a research focused on the creation and evaluation of innovative model for blended learning education combining: Honey and Mumford learning styles, David Kolb’s experiential learning cycle and definition of the most efficient innovative ICT technologies supporting the educational process for each learning style in the experiential educational cycle methodology. The presented in this paper methodology was used as a basis for the development of educational materials for Master degree university course in the field of “Innovations and Innovation Management” and gave opportunity for evaluation of the developed model: part of the course was presented with traditional lectures without the application of the presented innovative model and part of the course was presented with the application of the presented innovative model and the prepared for it educational materials. During the experiment the students filled in questionnaires in order to evaluate the used methods, educational materials and tasks in the course, level of gained knowledge, levels of involvement and satisfaction from the course. The results confirmed the successful application of the presented in this paper methodology and the students’ preference towards education based on the presented in this paper methodology. The results from this experiment are also presented in this paper.
Keywords: Honey and Mumford learning styles, ICT technologies, computer-aided learning, David Kolb’s experiential learning cycle, results from experiment.